North Platte Community College’s first blood drive of the fall semester will be held Monday, Sept. 13.

The American Red Cross will be set up from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the concessions area of the McDonald-Belton Gymnasium on the south campus, 601 W. State Farm Rd.

The event is open to the public. All blood types are needed, and all donors will receive a free football-themed t-shirt.

Appointments can be made at redcrossblood.org, through the Red Cross Blood Donor app, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or with the blood donor skill on any Alexa-enabled device.

Completion of a RapidPass® online health history questionnaire is encouraged to help speed up the donation process. Instructions can be found at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and on the blood donor app.

A blood donor card, driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 16 years of age (with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger must meet certain height and weight requirements.

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